20 days in New South Wales & Queensland Itinerary

20 days in New South Wales & Queensland Itinerary

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20 days in New South Wales & Queensland Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly:  24​h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Katoomba
— 1 night
+4
train + Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  10​h 30​min
3
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+4
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
4
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Vienna

4
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Family-friendly places like Manly Beach and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium will thrill your kids. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Shelly Beach in Manly--about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see a show at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Camp Cove, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sydney day trip tool .

Vienna, Austria to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Vienna to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vienna in February, expect Sydney to be much warmer, temps between 31°C and 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

1
night
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Katoomba online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, daytime highs in Katoomba are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Katoomba

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
You'll get in some beach time at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and Eli Creek. Get in touch with nature at Lake McKenzie and Indian Head.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island road trip site .

You can do a combination of train, flight, car, and ferry from Katoomba to Fraser Island in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Katoomba in February since evenings lows in Fraser Island dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

2
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Kids will appreciate attractions like Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Safaris. It doesn't end there: stop by With Sugar.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas attractions planner .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and shuttle from Fraser Island to Port Douglas in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In February in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

2
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
On the 15th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, and then kick back and relax at Thornton Beach. On your second day here, stroll through Cape Tribulation Beach and then take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cape Tribulation visit planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Floravilla Ice Cream Factory
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach

2
nights
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach, and then stop by Annie's Ladies Boutique.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns day trip planning tool .

Take a bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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